Saturday, October 18, 2008

Angst and Icing

Somehow, I started typing this post to share a project Marley and I worked on last night and I keep backspacing to delete all the parental, existential angst that keeps coming out instead.

Only I could manage angst out of icing.

Last year at the school carnival, I was talking with one of Marley's teachers and the subject of right brain versus left brain preference came up. I am decidedly a right brain, metaphor happy, start with the biggest picture before zeroing in to make a point, person. Thus, angst and icing.

So, I will try to summarize. Marley and I made cakes with fondant icing. I wish I was the kind of mom who did this kind of thing for her more often. Done.

The cakes:

After several episodes of Amazing Cakes (WE tv), she has been rabid to bake a cake. I looked up a recipe for fondant icing, whipped out a boxed cake mix and lo, please watch a slideshow of our creative process and the resulting creations:

8 comments:

Subspace Beacon said...

Did they taste as good as they look?

Mary-LUE said...

It was pretty yummy, although I'm discovering I'm not as big a fan of boxed cake mixes as I used to be. Too many yummy bakery cakes from Beverly's Best, I guess (a local to-die-for bakery).

We had TONS of leftover fondant, so I whipped up some sugar cookies and we decorated those tonight. I'll post pictures tomorrow.

John Ross said...

I have NO idea what fondant is, but the cakes and the slide show(really nifty) look great. The phrase "and a good time was had by all" comes to mind - angst or no.

poppy fields said...

My girls have never seen amazing cakes, but they now have watched Marley making hers and the first thing Nina said was "Can we try too?".

Pieces said...

You are a rock star mom! Those look great! What a lot of work. I bet Marley had a great time. Your slide show is pretty impressive too.

Pieces said...

You are a rock star mom! Those look great! What a lot of work. I bet Marley had a great time. Your slide show is pretty impressive too.

Mel said...

Okay, I'm thinking you take the cake.....LOL And the prize!

Brilliant, mom!
And left over iced cookies..mmmmm!!!

Someone had the idea that if some frosting was good.....MORE was better......LOL

EnnuiHerself said...

Those cakes are too cute! You guys did a great job for your first attempt.

Do you read the Cake Wrecks blog? The owner posts horrible cakes but then has amazing ones every Sunday.